ERIC Number: EJ693961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Project SEEL: Part I. Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy Instruction
Culatta, Barbara; Aslett, Richard; Fife, Megan; Setzer, Lee Ann
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v25 n2 p79-88 Jan 2004
Part I of a three-part series, this article describes Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy Instruction (SEEL), a program designed to engage and motivate children as they learn early literacy skills. The project, implemented in Spanish as part of a dual language program, used a variety of interactive literacy activities and tailor-made texts to expose children to target phonic patterns. The teacher and trained assistants provided practice with reading and writing the target literacy patterns using customized texts associated with read-alouds, story enactments, play routines, and "make and do" activities. This article provides the project's rationale; describes the texts, activities, and contexts; and explains how the program was implemented in a dual-language (Spanish?English) kindergarten.
PRO-ED, Inc., 8700 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78757-6897. Tel: 800-897-3202 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A